A momentous occasion is on the horizon as the SS Shieldhall sets sail from Southampton on 24th June as part of the Windrush 75 celebrations marking the 75th anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush at the Port of Tilbury on 22nd June 1948.
The event will be an afternoon filled with appreciation, and reflection for the significant role played by the Windrush generation in helping shape the cultural fabric of the United Kingdom.
As the SS Shieldhall sails around the coast there will be performances that capture the spirit of the Windrush generation. Attendees can look forward to live music, an audio visual exhibition and cultural display, all highlighting the remarkable contributions and enduring legacies of the Windrush community.
The Windrush Sailing 75 celebration event will serve as a platform to better understand some of the challenges faced by the Windrush generation and the ongoing efforts to address historical injustices. It will also provide an opportunity to celebrate the successes, resilience, and cultural vibrancy of the community, reaffirming the shared values of inclusivity and diversity.
Birth 110, Southampton Docks
Video filmed and edited by Will Faulkner, SS. Shieldhall Volunteer, I Will Film LTD.
ITV Meridian News Report from Shieldhall Steamship about Windrush 75 celebrations.